Nigerian Air Force chopper crashes

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North East.

The incident which occurred Monday resulted in significant damage to the helicopter.

A statement by NAF spokesman, Olatokunbo Adesanya, said there was no loss of lives.

It said Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the crash.

“The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general populace as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians”, the statement added.